In the theatre world, tech week is one beast that’s tough to conquer – whether you’re a school program, community theatre, or professional non-equity entity. Yes, it will be fast-paced; yes, it will be stressful; and yes, mistakes will happen. That’s the beauty of live theatre! That being said, there are plenty of ways to […]

The curtains have closed on your latest showcase. It’s time to begin the set strike, reorganize your backstage, and prepare for the next creative endeavor. During this time, it’s essential to review what went well and what didn’t so you can learn from your mistakes and make improvements for the next performance. It’s time for […]

Rehearsals are an essential part of every successful performing arts program. They are where creativity meets discipline, where talent is honed, and where the magic truly happens. That being said, managing rehearsals efficiently is no small feat. It requires careful planning, effective communication, and a keen understanding of the unique challenges that performing arts can […]

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! This commemoration, which runs from September 15 to October 15, recognizes the contributions Hispanic and Latinx Americans have made to the fabric of the United States. It’s no secret that Latinx people have given much to America in our history – after all, Hispanic and Latino Americans are the largest ethnic […]

 Happy shark week, theatremakers! It’s time to dive into the magic of underwater set designs. Constructing this captivating and oceanic set may seem daunting or too expensive, but with a little help, you can nail it. So let’s sink our teeth into some helpful tips and tricks!  Making an Underwater Set Design  Get Inspiration from […]

Although creating experimental theatre may be your passion project, you’ll need to produce a few showcases that appeal to a broad range of audiences. One of the smartest options to ensure you have a sold-out theatre is by offering a musical or play in your season that works as an entertainment vehicle for children, teens, […]

We know how tech week goes: your show is almost perfect, but you’re hoping to add that liiiittle extra bit of magic to it before the curtains go up on opening night. If you’re searching for small but meaningful ways to put your best artistic foot forward, On The Stage has you covered. Here are […]

American politics have long been an inspiration for the arts – with literature, films, music, and theatre. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate or observe Presidents’ Day, peruse the following musicals and plays that reflect American history.  1776 By: Peter Stone, Sherman Edwards 1969 Showcasing the founding of the United States, 1776 follows […]

It’s no secret that creators always want to be on the cutting edge, keeping an eye on the horizon for the most anticipated shows of the season. If you’re gearing up to select your titles for 2023, On The Stage predicts a few of this year’s hottest musicals and plays.  Musicals Ruthless! The Musical Good […]

Picking your next season of show titles can be daunting for any theatre. On The Stage provides some tips to help you achieve the best season ever!

Finding original theatre content can be difficult, but On The Stage’s informative eBook can help you discover a goldmine of sources.

Your students may find read-throughs to be a bit dull, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are four ways to improve read-throughs with your cast.

Shakespeare is a playwright for all times. These pandemic times prove no different. Here are a few lessons community theatres can learn from Shakespeare.